The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
Vintage Books, 1959 - 115 Seiten
"The story of Sita of the beautiful hips ... and of her two husbands" is a tale of sexual desire and marital responsibility, set in India.--p. .
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For now he was like the prince Gandharva Citraratha in his unearthly charm, like
the love-god in his sweetest guise, full of beauty and youth, ravishing to the
sense, adorned with heavenly ornament, with necklaces of flowers, sweet odours
Even at twelve years old he was like an incarnation of a Gandharva for charm
and supple strength; and on his breast the lucky-calf lock began to show. His
poor eyesight, far from being a handicap, kept him from living too much in the
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - polutropos - LibraryThing
Few pages, leaving the reader with much to think about. What is attraction? What is beauty? What is the role of love and lust in a relationship? What is, ultimately, morality? Written with a light, humorous touch, the book is unforgettable. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - fieldnotes - LibraryThing
This folkloric, Hindu-light treatment of desire, loyalty and identity lacks the craft, gravity and heft of other Thomas Mann novels. His few prose outbursts in description of beauty or deity seem ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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